Excepted

img_0476Give that phrase some thought-really with so much going on in our world so many changes it’s so great to know that Jesus cannot ever be changed! He will love us as we are forever I keep thinking of myself with all of my flaws and hang ups it’s so amazing to be loved and excepted just as I am I don’t need anyone’s approval. God has excepted me in Christ Jesus my mind is being renewed through God’s word and we are being changed daily Praise God. God has made us Holy and excepted by the blood of His dear Son! Can you imagine the chaos if Jesus could be changed by man we would not stand a chance in this world But God! Because God loves us and chose us and called us He said

 

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are  being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

2 Corinthians 4:18

 

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes

Ephesians 1:4

Though there are many changes going on rest in Jesus knowing that He is for you and not against you Hallelujah!

Love in Christ Pat

Assurance

Once you are saved you do not try to live right to stay saved Jesus already took care of that,  You try to live right because you love the Lord . It is so important to stay in God’s word!

“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
John 5:24 NLT

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.
1 John 5:11-12 NLT

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,  for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.
John 10:28-29 NLT

You have Absolute Assurance from God’s word, so there is no use to live in fear ,Rejoice in the Lord  for he has Assured us
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT
Love in Christ Pat

Endurance

Jesus taught us well! But in the midst of our pain and suffering we tend to forget we PraiseGodmust Endure some things. We learn through God’s word how much our ancestors had to Endure and God never failed to bring them through Paul gave us some great advice

2 Timothy 2

3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus

Endurance

2.

the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina:
Endurance brings results that can come no other way God is in total control and He allows what’s necessary to grow us. Jesus Christ is the Master Sargent He is our perfect example He endured absolute hardness to set us free. We must endure arm our selves with the same mind knowing this
1 Peter 4
12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
God is for us and Victory is ours through it all !
Love in Christ pat

Are You ?

Are you tired and confused ? Are you tired yet from running from one conference to another? Are you tired  of trying to prove who you are to others ?  Are you tired of running from one retreat to another ? Do you know who you are in Christ Jesus? Are you tired yet of competing with others? God did not make you to be like others He did not intend for you to try and work out your own salvation! God has prepared work for each of us so we do not have to compete with others.

Ephesians 2

We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

God in His wisdom has worked out our souls salvation through His Son Jesus Christ

Titus 3:5 ESV

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit

However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.
John 6:37 NLT

Corinthians 4:8-10 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

We don’t need to run here and there we only need to run to God’s word for clarity and peace. God does not cause confusion!
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT

God  wants us to know and trust Him not every word that comes from man is from God

Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
1 John 4:1 NLT

After you’ve ran and ran and listen to others have you changed ? It’s time for us to get quite and seek the Lord ! When you’re quite and listening you can hear from God and you can stop running

If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord .
Jeremiah 29

13. If you look for me whole heartedly you will find me.

Even when we are perplexed and tired God is there and willing to help us get into God’s word and stop listening to everyone else.
More encouraging scripture
2 Cor . 5:21 2 Cir. 5:17 Colossians 2:10

For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
1 Peter 1:23 NLT
Praise God He has made us whole through Christ Jesus.
Love in Christ Pat

What Are You Working For?

I read a good devotional that got me to thinking about Gardens ,some are so beautiful others are quite ran down and ugly. But whichever scene  your life represents right now is okay because change is possible with God. We are to bloom where we are planted at the moment, we many times though watch others garden and then try to do whatever they are doing to make our gardens Beautiful! But the work God called us to do is altogether different. So while working for God we must remember He did not call us to do what others do ,He has prepared work for us that will cause our lives to Shine. In the garden of life what’s important is reaching others for Jesus, and we do that by following His lead not others.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2

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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:28-29 NLT

Stay Focused stop comparing yourself with others ,remember you are wonderfully and uniquely made!

Love in Christ Pat

What? What?

What is wrong with you ? And why do you think so little of yourself ? When,What God has done for you through Christ Jesus gives you Great Value ! You don’t realize the Magnitude of all Christ Jesus did for you when He fully obeyed God? If you did you’d never ever worry about your Salvation. He gave us credit just as if we’d obeyed all of His requirements (Justification) In Christ we are perfect in God’s sight (Holy) because of the Blood .All that Jesus went through in Gethsemane was for us, being beaten all night long, thorns being pushed deep into His head,being beaten beyond recognition,dying and coming out the grave was all for us. He could have said Father no more,no more for those sinners but Love drove Him on to do what had to be done to please God for us! Jesus loves us very much and has made us acceptable   in  God’s sight forever. Jesus has taken care of every sin past,present and future! What a Mighty Awesome God we have! Recognize your worth and walk in Freedom! Remember Peter denied Jesus when He needed him the most, but Jesus never denied him or stop loving him in fact he wanted Peter to know that ( Mark 16:7  In essence He said be sure to tell Peter I’m alive”) And He wants us to know without a doubt we are forever safe in Him.

Romans 5

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us

Ephesians 1

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

Love in Chris Pat

“AMERICA”

America,America
The Land of The Free
What is it that draws Me here?
To the Land that claims
You Are Free!
America,America
The land of the Free
Oh I have many things to offer
Once here you see
I watch them come
From every Shore
To America,America
The Land of the Free
Except the Haitians
Who were turned back to
the Sea
They came by boat loads
But were not Welcomed here
In America,America
The Land of the Free
Now there land is all torn
And Many bodies have been thrown
Into silent graves you see
Yet here in America we claim we
Claim we are Free
But the Haitians were never
Good enough for us you see
So God in his Mercy
I truly believe has Set Many Free
God is Wonderful,Understanding and full of love
You See
Many,Many Haitians are Free
God has I believed Set them Free
Without reaching The Shores
Of America,America
The Land of the Free
I am devastated you see
Could it be that they
look like me
Could be but it’s also
The Love in me
I Thank God,I Thank God
Many,Many Haitians are Free
Without Coming To
America,America
The land of the free
There is a “Freedom” you see
Unknown to Many
And it comes through Jesus Christ
For Heaven is true “Freedom” to Me!

Written by : Pat Thacker